Cardinal Connell of Dublin dies at 90

Cardinal Connell spent 16 years leading the Archdiocese of Dublin Irish Cardinal Desmond Connell, the retired archbishop of Dublin, died on February 21 at the age of 90. A philosopher and strong defender of traditional Catholic values, including regarding divorce, contraception and abortion, Cardinal Connell’s accomplishments during his 16 years as head of the Archdiocese… Continue reading Cardinal Connell of Dublin dies at 90

Cardinal who stood up to Brazilian dictatorship dies aged 95

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns was known as the ‘cardinal of the people’ Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, known as the “cardinal of the people” and one of the most active voices against Brazil’s military dictatorship, died in Sao Paulo on December 14. The 95-year-old retired archbishop of Sao Paulo had been hospitalised since November 28 with… Continue reading Cardinal who stood up to Brazilian dictatorship dies aged 95

Read about what one priest said that made Pope Francis wipe tears from his eyes!

The Albanian priest whose testimony moved Pope Francis to tears in 2014 is one of the 17 international bishops and priests the Pope will elevate to the College of Cardinals Nov. 19. Father Ernest Troshani Simoni, 88, is one of the last survivors of the terrible Communist persecution in Albania. He shared his testimony with… Continue reading Read about what one priest said that made Pope Francis wipe tears from his eyes!